CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kyle Rode's 20 points helped Liberty defeat Charlotte 71-59 on Friday night.

Rode shot 8 for 14, including 4 for 8 from beyond the arc for the Flames (2-0). Brody Peebles shot 5 for 8, including 2 for 4 from beyond the arc to add 13 points. Kaden Metheny shot 4 for 9, including 1 for 4 from beyond the arc to finish with nine points.

Igor Milicic Jr. led the 49ers (1-1) in scoring, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Nik Graves added 12 points for Charlotte. In addition, Daylen Berry had 10 points.


Liberty plays Thursday against Furman. Charlotte hosts Utah Valley on Wednesday.


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